GoVision Email Newsletter - April 2010


Eight Screens Dazzle During NCAA®
Men's Final Four®

Giant LED Draws Attention, Raises Funds for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

GoVision Helps Showcase Cowboys Stadium in South Florida

GoVision's Screens Enhance Local Charity Event

GoVision Opens New Argyle Headquarters

GoVision Installs Video Wall Above Court at Lucas Oil Stadium

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second year in a row, an octagonal LED video wall was suspended above the court for the NCAA Men's Final Four. Fans attending the 2010 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championships had a spectacular, high definition view of all the action, regardless of where they were seated in Lucas Oil Stadium. Fans watching at home were also able to see the giant screens. The video wall and related production elements were provided by Argyle, Texas-based GoVision (, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, and the screen provider of the Men's Final Four. In partnership with the NCAA, GoVision configured eight 15' x 28' Daktronics PST 12HD modular LED screens to create a true high-definition octagonal video wall that was suspended from the ceiling 60 feet above the basketball court. The eight-screen unit weighed in at 36,680 pounds.

The state-of-the-art screens that form the video wall were pulled from the outside plazas at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, as part of GoVision's unique partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, announced last September.

This year's crowd was also treated to something new: a 50'-long courtside ribbon board that displayed sponsor logos, stats and other high-definition graphics. The 30"-high screen was comprised of Daktronics high-resolution modular PST-6i-b panels and is similar to the configuration GoVision debuted during February's NBA All Star Game in Dallas.

"Once again, GoVision is helping us make the in-game spectator experience at the Men's Final Four truly spectacular," said LJ Wright, Director of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. "You can sit anywhere in Lucas Oil Stadium and have an awesome view of the action on the court. The GoVision team went above and beyond, just like they did in Detroit last year, and the addition of the courtside screens is great for fans too."

"It's always exciting being a part of an event that's watched by the whole country, but we're getting pretty used to the pressure," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "Our team knows how to execute when the stakes are highest, which is why we have such a strong track record of repeat business from blue-chip clients like the NCAA."

GoVision's Mobile Video Helps Countdown New Home for Worthy Family

MINEOLA, TX – When you set a goal of razing a house and rebuilding an even better one in just 106 hours, it helps to have a constant reminder of how much time you have left. And what better way to do that than to set up a giant high-definition screen right by the construction site with a Countdown Clock ticking down every second! ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, scheduled to air on Sunday, May 2 at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT, will chronicle the construction of an extraordinary, custom-built home for the Carr family of Mineola, Texas. The portable LED unit was provided by GoVision, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls. GoVision's 9' x 16' "GoBig" screen broadcast live video onsite during the construction of the new home, including sponsor information, a countdown clock and content from the show taping. GoVision was contracted by Tyler-based Bayless Custom Homes, the home builder behind the extraordinary project.

The Bayless Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was done for the Carr family – Mike and Katrina, and their four adopted children, Nicolas, Haydn, Ryanne and Rina. Two of the Carrs' children, all of whom were abandoned at birth and adopted through Kazakhstan, have lost limbs as a consequence of Amniotic Band Syndrome. Nicolas was recently diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. Mike has had pancreas and kidney transplants over the past decade, and he suffers from persistent seizures.

"Other than helping a very deserving family, this project was all about time," said Darrin Bryan, marketing and public relations director for Bayless Extreme Makeover. "What better way to communicate time than to integrate a Countdown Clock into our sponsorship packages?"

"GoVision played a critical role in meeting our revenue objectives and contributed to us being able to pay off the mortgage for the Carr family," continued Bryan. "We selected GoVision because of their turn-key services and professional staff. This was a construction site and project phases moved very rapidly. It was important to us that GoVision handle the technical aspects of the clock, and any on-site requests for production. We couldn't have asked for a better partner."

North Texas Super Bowl Booth Features Scaled Version of Iconic LED Board

MIAMI – While thousands of media representatives from around the world were soaking up the sights across South Florida, they also got a heapin' helpin' of Texas glitz along the way. That's because the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee set up a giant booth in the Super Bowl Media Center that was impossible to miss.

With a major assist from partners GoVision, Daktronics, CorporateMagic and Todd Events, the committee generated plenty of buzz with its Texas-size booth modeled after the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. The exhibition space featured scaled-down replicas of the stadium's two massive support arches and its iconic center-hung LED screen.

GoVision, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, constructed a 5' x 10' central screen using 14 modular Daktronics PST-61 LED panels. Additional Daktronics PS-12 LEDs mounted on the booth's four corner columns each measure 12' x 4'. Video highlights ran continuously on all of the panels, adding to the spectacle and making the North Texas booth one of the "must-see" attractions of the media center.

"We love working with the host committee because they always do things in a first-class manner," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "In the same way, the folks at CorporateMagic and Todd Events know how to bring great ideas to life. We're proud to partner with each of them to give media reps from around the world a little taste of what's in store at next year's Super Bowl."

GoVision's mobile LED screens have been featured at some of the biggest events and venues in North America, from the Bush and Obama Inaugurations at the U.S. Capitol, to NBA All Star Weekend to the NCAA Final Four. But in between the high-profile productions, those same screens deliver value to art and music festivals, concert tours, corporate functions and even smaller functions held in hotel ballrooms.

In February, GoVision's screens helped generate excitement and increased donations at the 8th Annual Black Diamond Affair fundraising gala benefiting the Argyle ISD Education Foundation. The 2010 event, dubbed "Absolutely Argyle," drew more than 350 people to the Hyatt Regency DFW ballroom and raised more than $150,000 for the Foundation.

"Without GoVision's screens, staging equipment and manpower, our event would not have been nearly as successful or as much fun for everyone who attended," said Karol House, chairperson of the gala. "This event will fund several extraordinary enrichment programs that otherwise would not be possible for Argyle schools. This is critical funding that helps make our exemplary schools so precious to our community."

GoVision provided two 9' x 8' Daktronics PST 12HD modular video walls, and a 3' x 20' ribbon board by the dance floor that ran graphics throughout the evening. The LED video strip was similar to the configuration GoVision installed along courtside during February’s NBA All Star Game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and at the Final Four tournament in Indianapolis in April. The company also provided live camera production of the festivities, which were projected on two side-stage screens, as well as a graphic switch package for the LED boards.

"Karol and her team did a fantastic job with the Black Diamond event, and they squeezed every ounce of benefit out of our screens to maximize their fundraising success," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "We always enjoy working with people who appreciate that our big screens can do more than provide a great view of the action. You can actually turn them into profit centers for just about any event."

Additional Space at Gateway Business Park Accommodates Company's Growth

ARGYLE, TX (February 1, 2010) – GoVision (, one of the nation's premier suppliers of turnkey mobile LED units and customized modular LED walls, has completed its much-anticipated move into its new Argyle, Texas, headquarters facility.

The company officially called Argyle home effective February 1st. "We're very excited to finally open up shop in Argyle," said Chris Curtis, CEO of GoVision. "We were bursting at the seams in our Keller facility, so we're thrilled to finally have some breathing room for all our people and video equipment. On top of all that, the shiny new office space is a treat, and we love the convenient access we have to Interstate 35."

Curtis took part in a formal groundbreaking for the Gateway Business Park on July 28, 2009. GoVision is the charter tenant of the facility, a 25-acre commercial development located at 847 FM 407 in Argyle, just east of I-35W. GoVision occupies a 50,000-square foot office/warehouse on Lot 4 of the park. Effective immediately, GoVision’s new headquarters address is 8291 Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Argyle, TX 76226. The new phone number is (940) 464-2320 and the fax is (940) 464-2530.

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